Counselling / Exercise Psychologist
MA (Applied Psych) Gold Medal (S’pore)
MSc (Ex & Sports) (S’pore)
Post Grad Dip Ed (PE) (S’pore)
BA Psych (S’pore)
Gerald is a Registered Psychologist and Approved Supervisor with Singapore Register of Psychologists (Singapore Psychological Society). He is also a member of William Glasser Institute and Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. He is certified in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy (William Glasser Institute), Ericksonian Psychotherapy (Milton H. Erickson Foundation), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (Association for Contextual Behavioural Science) and Psychiatric Rehabilitation (Association for Psychiatric Rehabilitation). He is trained and certified to utilize Caliper Profile for personnel selection and career development.
He has extensive experience in private practice, healthcare (government and private), special need and educational settings helping children, adolescents, adults, couples and families across the lifespan on a wide range of psychosocial and physical health issues. He has special interest in stress, anxiety, and depression as well as sleep and chronic pain issues. As the Principal Investigator, his research study in depression, anxiety and insomnia has won an award in Singapore Health & Biomedical Congress 2012.
Gerald employs Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Reality Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness
and other integrated mind-body approaches to help clients cope better with the issues and circumstances together with their stakeholders e.g. family members, school staff or colleagues.
To support his clients better, as an Exercise Psychologist with his Exercise & Sport Science expertise, he is able to incorporate a combination of psychotherapy and Exercise Therapy with the purpose of supporting them holistically to achieve a Healthy Mind : Healthier Body outcome. He utilizes Walk & Talk Therapy strategically to get them not only to be more physically active through walking, he also helps the clients to ‘move ahead’ and enhance their problem solving ability as they walk and discuss about the issues.
In addition, he has been conducting customized exercise program (e.g. Walk & Talk, Yoga) for cancer patients which also includes elements of mental health intervention. This type of exercise-talk program could increase their resilience to cope better with the physical strain of the illness.
As an Employee Assistance Programme Consultant, Gerald also works closely with clients, both local and overseas, to help them with diverse psycho-social and physical health issues. He has strong interests in education and frequently conducts numerous talks and workshops on a wide variety of topics ranging from Workplace Health, basic counselling skills, management of psychiatric conditions to self-improvement amongst others. He also lectures and presented in various educational institutions, conferences and public forums. He is able to provide clinical supervision for counselors and healthcare professionals to provide quality psycho-social care for their clients and patients.
Gerald speaks fluent English and Mandarin.